Nebraska’s Ameer Abdullah and Nine Other B1G Players Make Hornung Watch List


Louisville, KY. – Monday, July 7, 2014 – The Louisville Sports Commission today named 47 multi-talented college football players to the 2014 Watch List for the Paul Hornung Award, presented by Texas Roadhouse.

The Paul Hornung Award, now in its fifth season, is given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend and Louisville native Paul Hornung, the Golden Boy.

The 2014 Watch List was compiled by a panel of college football experts based on a combination of 2013 statistics, career performance and expectations heading into the 2014 season. Profiles of each player and information about the Award can be found at

10 Big Ten players are on the watch list. They are:

Ameer Abdullah, Nebraska

Kenny Bell, Nebraska

V’Angelo Bentley, Illinois

Shilique Calhoun, Michigan State

Stefon Diggs, Maryland

Akeem Hunt, Purdue

Venric Mark, Northwestern

Kevonte Martin-Manley, Iowa

Dontre Wilson, Ohio State

Shane Wynn, Indiana

The winner will be honored at the official Paul Hornung Award Banquet sponsored by KentuckyOne Health, held at the Galt House Hotel and Suites in downtown Louisville in late January-2015.

Players from all FBS teams are eligible and appearing on the Paul Hornung Award Watch List is not a prerequisite for winning the Award. The Selection Committee is comprised of 16 national sports journalists and former college and NFL players who vote for finalists then a winner. Their votes are tabulated by public accounting firm Dean Dorton.




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